Exploration of Other Worlds Using NASA Solar System Treks

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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This webinar will introduce NASA’s Solar System Treks (SST) which is a free resource that contributes to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. The SST portals enable students to study the surfaces of the Moon, Mars, Vesta, Ceres, Titan, and IcyMoons. The portals aim to  provide interactive and innovative ways to inspire, inform, and educate a worldwide audience. During this webinar you will hear directly from outreach specialists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Ames Research Center (ARC), and have the opportunity to ask questions on about their visualization tools. 

Emily Law has over twenty years of experience in research, development and management of complex information systems.  Since 1996, she has been working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where she has provided leadeNASA Solar System Treks logorship and management in the architecture, development, technology and operations of highly distributed ground data systems for planetary exploration and earth science.  Emily currently serves as Deputy Program Manager and Development Manager to two separate directorates covering data systems in solar system research and earth science.  She also leads operations for NASA’s Planetary Data System, and oversees the development and operations of science data infrastructures and portals in support of Earth and Planetary science including the Solar System Treks Project (SSTP). She has authored papers and made numerous presentations on data intensive systems at various national and international venues.

Brian Day serves as Science Lead and Program Office Project Manager for NASA’s Solar System Treks Project (SSTP). He works at NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) headquartered at NASA Ames Research Center. His primary areas of focus are lunar science, planetary science, and meteoritics. He served as the Education and Public Outreach Lead for NASA’s LCROSS and LADEE missions to the Moon. Brian has participated in various NASA Mars Analog Field Studies, providing technical support in the field for communications and robotic rover tests in extreme environments here on Earth. In 2007, he flew on the Aurigid-MAC mission to record fragments of comet Kiess entering Earth’s upper atmosphere.    

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